Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Daisy Crochet Stitch

The daisy crochet stitch is a fun and versatile stitch that works up fairly quickly. I’ve made dainty, but very durable, kitchen washcloths with it; I’ve also combined it with the Tunisian stitch to make a winter vest. The daisy crochet stitch would be an excellent choice for baby items, perhaps a charming bib and bonnet set, or soft and cuddly blanket. Once you get the rhythm down, it’s almost as easy as making single crochet stitches, only with a lot more detail and some very fancy stitchery.

Daisy Crochet Stitch (Step 3)
Foundation Row:  Make an uneven number of chain stitches
Right Side (1st Row)
Step 1:  Skip the first chain; draw up a loop in each of the next 4 chain stitches, keeping all 5 loops on hook
Step 2:  Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook
Step 3:  Chain 1, draw up a loop from the center of the previous daisy stitch you just made
Draw up 1 more loop to complete step 4
Step 4:  Draw up a loop from the last vertical stitch of the previous daisy stitch you just made, and from the next 2 chains (5 loops on hook)
Step 5:  Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook
Step 6:  Repeat steps 3 – 5 across row

Wrong Side (2nd Row)
Step 7: (beginning daisy to be made as first stitch in each new row) Chain 3, skip first chain, draw up loop from each of next 2 chains in chain 3, turn, draw up loop in first 2 horizontal stitches of previous row (5 loops on hook); Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook


1. Right side, chain 3 
2. Draw up loops from chain

3. Draw up loops from next 2 stitches

4. Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops


Repeat steps 3 – 5 for pattern, following step 7 to begin each new row.